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Brady Immune To Controversy And Pats Will Play Jags In AFC Championship, Eagles To Play Vikings In NFC Championship

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Tom Brady proved once again he’s immune to any outside influences or controversy, as he ignored a week of the press hounding him about friction in his relationship with coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft and threw 3 touchdowns in a win over the Tennessee Titans. The Patriots were down 7-0, but then found their rhythm and never looked back. With the 35-14 win, the Patriots will be heading to their 7th straight AFC Championship Game.

Even with QB Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 469 yards and 5 touchdowns, the Pittsburgh Steeelers didn’t have enough to hold off the Jacksonville Jaguars. In  post-game interviews, the Steelers’ defense was distraught over its missed plays and now the Jags will face the Patriots for the AFC Championship.

 

The Philadelphia Eagles entered the divisional playoff against the Atlanta Falcons as underdogs even though they were ranked #1. Without their startling quarterback Carson Wentz, many wrote the Eagles off. Replacement, Nick Foles, looked shaky at first but then rallied the team throwing for 246 yards and no interception for a 15-10 win.

The Minnesota Vikings haven’t been to the NFC Championship game since 2009, but with 10 seconds to play and down 23-24, QB Case Keenum heaved the ball 61 yards downfield, a play they called “Seven Heaven”, to Stefan Diggs for the touchdown and the win. The Vicings will now face the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.

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Christmas Day Games: Sixers Trust Process And Beat Knicks, KD Overpowers LeBron

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The Philadelphia 76ers celebrated Christmas Day with a big win over the New York Knicks. It was their first Christmas Day game in 16 years, and they made the most of it with  Joel Embiid’s 25 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists. When Embiid scored a 3-pointer in the 4th quarter, some in the crowd started chanting “Trust the Process”, which has been the rallying cry for the team for the past few years. Not everyone enjoyed the honor of playing on Christmas Day. The Sixers J.J. Redick, who posted 24 points for his team, told reporters after the game,  “I’d like to take this opportunity to once again say for I believe the 10th time, I’m not a fan of playing on Christmas. I wish we had this holiday for our families. I understand we are entertainers, we have to provide this for all the basketball fans out there.” Redick played on Christmas Day last year as part of the Los Angeles Clippers.   Sixers 105, Knicks 98.

Members of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have been celebrating Christmas Day on the court for the past 3 years. Clearly Kevin Durant doesn’t have a problem playing on the 25th. After a monstrous game where he contained the mighty LeBron and recorded 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks, he said, “There’s just so much joy in the arena today because it’s Christmas and we all feed off of that.” Warriors 99, Cavs 92.

For which NBA star played the best on Christmas Day, click on this video!

 

 

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Elliott Back But Cowboys Lose, Earl Thomas Follows Cowboys To Locker Room, Browns Making History, NBA Christmas Games

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The Dallas Cowboys were excited to have their star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, back on Sunday (after serving a six-game suspension for domestic violence), but it wasn’t enough for them to prepel their season to the playoffs. The Seawhaks exploited the Cowboys’ weaknesses with a 21-12 win.  Even though the game wasn’t interesting, the reporters  had a field day when after the game, the Seahawks’ safety Earl Thomas was overheard following the opposing team to their  locker room and telling the Cowboys coach,  “If y’all have a chance, come get me.” When asked why he would say that when his team is still in the playoff race, he said, I “didn’t literally mean, like, ‘Come get me now,’  I’m still in the prime of my career. I still want to be here. But when Seattle kicks me to the curb, ‘Please, Cowboys, come and get me.’ This is the only other place I’d rather be, if I get kicked to the curb.”

The Cleveland Browns are on their way to making history. With a loss against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Browns are now 0-15. If they lose again next weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers, they will go down as only the second team (after the 2008 Detroit Lions) to go 0-16. The only piece of good news is the Browns now have the #1 pick in the NFL draft.

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The NBA has a full slate of exciting Christmas Day games. Click here for the schedule of your favorite players and favorite teams.

 

 

 

 

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Pro Bowl Selections, Julia Louise-Dreyfus’ Son Funny

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The 2018 Pro Bowl selections are in. The Pro Bowl is a meaningless game played between the AFC and the NFC Conferences now played one week before the Super Bowl.  While the game itself is meaningless, getting selected is a big deal. 44 players from each conference get the nod based on votes from fans, coaches and players.  Some familiar names like Tom Brady, Carson Wentz, Antonio Brown, Le’ Veon Bell, and Julio Jones were shoe-ins. For the full list, click here.

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Julia Louise-Dreyfus’ son seems to have inherited her comedic talents. Charlie Hall, is a walk-on for Northwestern’s basketball team. After he made his first point, he celebrated by posting a picture of his one point next to Wilt Chamberlain’s famous photo showing his 100 points.

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Goodell Will Remain Commissioner Till 2024, Rodman’s Trip To Guam

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Roger Goodell will remain as the NFL commissioner for at least five more years. He signed an extension to remain commissioner through 2024, and his pay will reportedly be close to $40 million dollars annually.

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On former basketball star Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to Guam, he stated he believes North Korea’s Kim Jung Un isn’t interested in bombing the United States and doesn’t want to start a war. He said the Leader is just a “big kid” and they don’t talk politics. He told the media, “I try and stay out of it. I try to just be his friend, and play sports, and that’s my whole thing.  No politics, no nothing about America against North Korea, we don’t talk about stuff like that. To me, he does not want to have war … it may sound like that on the news, but I see that Donald Trump and him … it’s more like two big kids deciding who’s the toughest.” Rodman said he’ll be going back to North Korea soon and has invited Trump to go with him.

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Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia & Alabama in CFP, Giants Lose, Tigers Back

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Four teams have been selected for the college football playoff series, and depending on your loyalties you’re either thrilled or feel robbed. A selection committee made up of 13 members uses a host of criteria to determine the rankings for the four semi-finalists who will compete on New Years Day for a chance to play for a National Championship. The four teams are Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Alabama. The big surprise was Alabama as they lost last week to Auburn and didn’t play in their conference title game this past weekend. Click here for a preview of all the Bowl games.

The big story last week was NY Giants QB Eli Manning getting benched for backup Geno Smith. After the team’s loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Manning was asked what he thought about the rumors that Ben McAdoo would be fired. He said, ” I don’t want that. I don’t want anybody to get fired. When a coach gets fired, it’s usually because the team, the players and myself haven’t performed up to our duties.”Raiders 24, Giants 17.

It’s week 13 in the NFL and the playoff picture is starting to take shape. If certain teams win next weekend, ie Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots, they will own their division title.

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Tiger Woods is back! After a weekend of play on his “home turf” at the Albany golf course in the Bahamas, Tiger finished 8-under par and tied for 9th place. After four surgeries in four years, Tiger showed promise in his return to competition, and the golf world is thrilled to have him back.

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Dodgers 50 Games Over .500, ESPN Tone Deaf Auction

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The Los Angeles Dodgers remarkable season keeps getting better. With a win over the Chicago White Sox, the Dodgers (84-34) are now an impressive 50 games over .500.

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In a completely tone deaf segment, ESPN held a fantasy football draft where they auctioned off mostly black  players to white owners, causing outrage on social media. Players such as Odell Beckham Jr wrote on his twitter feed, “speechless” as the segment appeared eerily similar to a slave auction. Other athletes, such as NBA star Kevin Durant, weighed in as well tweeting, “bum ass espn running out of ideas.”

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Cutler $10 Mill To Play For Dolphins, Tom Brady’s Mom’s Super Bowl Ring

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The Miami Dolphins made a $10 million one year deal with former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler as insurance for an injured Ryan Tannehill. No word on how long Tannehill will be out, but by the Dolphins signing Cutler, it appears the injury could be worse than they had anticipated. Cutler is 34 years old and had shoulder surgery last December, but he knows the Dolphins head coach (Adam Gase) and their offense, so it seems like a good move.

In a classy move, the England Patriots gave Tom Brady’s mom her very own Super Bowl ring. Last season, Brady’s mom underwent treatment for cancer, but was able to attend the remarkable comeback Super Bowl LI victory in 2016.  Brady  described how owner Robert Kraft was supportive all season. “He’s been so supportive of my family and certainly everything my mom went through and knowing first-hand how families deal with it. He was always asking, ‘How’s mom doing? How is she feeling?’ We didn’t know up until the very end whether she was going to make it to the Super Bowl. She was a big inspiration for me, and RKK knew it. It was a great surprise to all of us when the ring showed up. She deserves it.”

 

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Caitlyn Jenner Mulls Running For Senate, Christie Booed At Mets Game

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Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner the 1976 gold medal winning decathlete and even better known as part of the Kardashian clan) is considering running for Dianne Feinstein’s (CA) seat in the Senate. Jenner is a fiscally conservative Republican who has become a spokeswoman for the transgender community.

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In more politics/sports news, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie was booed after catching a foul ball at the Mets/Cardinals game Tuesday night. He caught the ball with one hand and handed it to a young boy sitting behind him, but that still didn’t impress the fans and announcers.

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Kaep Not Signed By Seahawks, Qatar Host To 2022 World Cup But No Diplomatic Ties

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Former SF QB Colin Kaepernick is still not signed for next season. The Seattle Seahawks appeared interested in signing him as a backup to Russell Wilson, but now that’s no longer an option, as they recently signed backup former Denver Bronco Austin Davis. Seahawks coach Peter Carroll explained his decision not to sign Colin,  “he’s a starter in this league, and I can’t imagine that someone won’t give him a chance to play.”

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In 2010 FIFA voted Qatar as the host of the 2022 World Cup, but they didn’t anticipate the recent political upheaval when 7 countries recently cut diplomatic ties with the country due to its support of terrorism. Five Arab States (Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, and United Arab Emirates) accuse Qatar of “supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region”. No word yet on what FIFA plans to do.

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